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    Indians4Africa Online

    ….offering a refreshingly CRISP vision for Indians with interest in Africa

  • Compilation Of Readers Contribution

    Compilation Of Readers Contribution

    As Newsletters are sent out every month, various readers send through articles as contributors which is often used in new Newsletter editions.

  • Mohan Nair

    Mohan Nair is an entrepreneur based in Durban

  • Devendra Sharma

    Devendra Sharma

    Devendra sharma: A senior banker presently CEO of State Bank of India Durban, writes hindi poetry, keen cricketer and loves Golf.

  • Nidhee Datta

    Nidhee Datta

    Nidhee Datta, a graduate in Bachelors of Home Science, has been actively involved with her school and college magazines. She is an ardent reader and has been in Africa for more than a decade. She has been a part of organisations that promote Indian music and dance and has a keen interest in sharing the rich heritage of her country with people at large.

  • Sumit Banerjee

    Sumit Banerjee

    “By profession, Sumit is a corporate junkie with all necessary qualifications to stay aloft the ladder. He enjoys reading, travelling and creative writing immensely. He is a golf-crazy foodie as well, who enjoys exploring great food joints, among other things. He is also a reluctant cook whose culinary experiments often turn topsyturvy – resulting in some write-ups that make the readers double over with laughter, though the cook finds it difficult to swallow the food”

  • Aunty Rao

    Aunty Rao

    Aunty Rao is a middle aged compassionate woman who loves to help and care for people around her. She shares a wonderful relationship with her neighbours and is a source of knowledge on homely affairs, thus is loved and respected by all. Aunty Rao represents a character which is present in every Indian family and has a treasure called experience which she uses effectively to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Sarita Mathur

    Sarita Mathur

    Sarita Mathur Sarita Mathur is a poet and artist residing in Durban. Her debut novel ”Once Again…Love’ with the subtitle “Reconnecting with the Heart” is to be published soon. Sarita loves nature, reading ,writing and art.

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  • MD Ramesh

    MD Ramesh

    MD Ramesh sent this amazing poem. Witten by Dale Winbrow, a man not known for any great literary work, expect this incrediblly simple, but profound poetry.

  • Amitabh Mitra

    Amitabh Mitra

    Dr Amitabh Mitra is a surgeon by profession and is based in East London. He is also a well known poet and a painter. Unbreaking The Rainbow – the latest anthology of struggle poems is also his brain child.

  • S. Chandra

    S. Chandra

    Mr. Sarvesh Chandra was born in 1950, at Kanpur, U.P. After his schooling in various places in U.P. he moved to Gujarat in 1967 and studied Civil Engineering at M.S. University in Vadodara. He returned back to Kanpur in 1972 and finished his Master’s and doctoral studies at IIT Kanpur. In 1980, he started his teaching career from University of Roorkee and subsequently went to Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok. In 1987, Sarvesh returned back to IIT Kanpur as a faculty member and continues there till date. During his 25 years tenure at IIT Kanpur he visited Germany, Australia and Durban on research and teaching assignments. During his two years stay at Durban, he mingled with Indian community and took part in various literary and cultural activities.

  • Tithi Prabhakar

    Tithi Prabhakar

    The Author is a prectising freelance Diet consultant with over b15 years of training,skills and experience in the field. The Author can be contacted for any further queries and Diet consultations at or on the TITHIPRABHAKAR Diet and Nutrition consultancy on Facebook, or

  • Surrinder Paul Datta

    Surrinder Paul Datta, a qualified mechanical engineer by profession, has a keen interest in health and spirituality. Having had a successful career in steel industry, he took voluntary retirement to educate himself about Alternative therapies like Reiki, Su-jok and Pranic Healing. After having studied and practiced Mudras on himself and people around him, he has compiled these into a simple and easy- to- understand article. For further information, the readers can contact him on

  • Debbie Fox

    Debbie Fox

    Debbie Fox has practised as a feng shui consultant for the past fifteen years, in South Africa and overseas. she mainly works in Durban and Johannesburg and do a fair amount over the internet. Her clients are varied and include homes, businesses, hotels, health spas, farms, stables, shops such as restaurants and health shops etc within shopping centres, and she helps clients with the positioning and design of new buildings.In addition to the feng shui she checks the geopathic stress of the building. Geopathic stress is made up of ley lines, electromagnetic smog and other energies that don’t belong in the building and have a detrimental effect on our lives. Blocking these energies brings good health. My number is 0826780976 Email address Feng Shui The Energy Connection 0826780976

  • Praneel Nundkumar

    Praneel Nundkumar is the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s new Chief Operating and Finance Officer

  • Munshi Premchand

    Munshi Premchand

    (July 31, 1880 – October 8, 1936) is regarded as one of the foremost Hindi-Urdu writers of the early twentieth century. Born as Dhanpat Rai, better known by his pseudonym Munshi Premchand, ushered a new era in Hindi and Urdu literature with his writings. The writer is mainly recognized for his creations that always contained a social message and raised voice against the social evils pertaining in the Indian society. His creations brought the era of realism in the Indian literature at that time, when only fantasy fictions and religious writings were dominating it. Premchand embodied the social purpose and social criticism in his characters that are subjected to the different circumstances and act accordingly. The great novelist is ranked among the greatest authors of the 20th century in India.

  • Ela Gandhi

    Ela Gandhi (born July 1, 1940), granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi is a peace activist[1] and was a Member of Parliament in South Africa from 1994-2004, where she aligned with the African National Congress (ANC) party representing the Phoenix area of Inanda in the KwaZulu Natal province. Her parliamentary committee assignments included the Welfare, and Public Enterprises committees as well as the ad-hoc committee on Surrogate Motherhood. She was an alternate member of the Justice Committee and served on Theme Committee 5 on Judiciary and Legal Systems.

  • Linestha Chavan

    Linestha Chavan is a disciple of internationally eminent philosopher Swami Parthasarathy. Under Swamiji’s guidance, she has been studying Vedanta, the ancient philosophy of India, for the last 10 years. Linestha originates from Durban, South Africa. She completed her schooling in South Africa and at the age of 18 went to pursue the study of Vedanta at the Vedanta Academy in India. The Academy is a unique educational institution which conducts a full-time, three year residential courses on Vedanta for students from all over the world. Linestha completed the course and continued her studies at the Academy for a further 4 years while also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English. Linestha returned to South Africa to join the Vedanta Centre South Africa last year. The Vedanta Centre is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serve the community by providing access to quality education on life skills and fundamental values. They work to achieve this by running weekly study classes, retreats, talks and seminars.

  • Megha Lodha

    A journalist by profession, Megha Lodha Kathariya has worked in Mumbai and Dubai as a business reporter, and freelance writer and sub editor for dailies and magazines. She quit working when motherhood beckoned and is still trying to get back to writing! She and her family moved to Durban last year and that is how she got introduced to indians4africa that has been brave enough to publish her work and ask her to continue with it!



    Dr DEVARAKSHANAM GOVINDEN is an Academic, Researcher and Writer, with varied interests and published a number of papers in areas of her interest namely education, literature and which she has written and publishedThree of her books she published are 1. A TIme of Memory – REFLECTIONS ON RECENT SOUTH AFRICAN WRITING. 2. SISTER OUTSIDERS – REPRESENTATIONS OF IDENTITY AND DIFFERENCE IN SELECTED WRITINGS BY SOUTH AFRICAN INDIAN WOMEN. 3. Words on Water – Reflections on Recent South African Writings.

  • Ananya Mukherjee

    Ananya Mukherjee

    Ananya Mukherjee, former editor of HRM Asia, a leading business title in the Asia-Pacific region, is an acclaimed writer with more than 1000 publications to her credit. Before moving to Singapore, Ananya had amassed years of experiences in the Indian print and television media. Her journalistic acumen covers a whole gamut of subjects including politics, lifestyle and business. She runs her own blog magazine Born in Jammu, India and having lived across several states in her childhood and youth, she has had very rich cultural experiences through her interaction with the diverse population of her native country. After majoring in Philosophy, she went on to study Mass Communication and specialized in Television Journalism from Nagpur University, where she earned a first class first ranking in her Masters degree. Her stories and articles have appeared in many Indian news journals, including The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle, two of India’s leading dailies. A passionate writer, avid reader, theatre artiste and trained dancer, who regularly stages performances at the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Ananya currently spearheads Internal Communications in a Multi-national Company. She lives in Singapore with her husband and daughter.

  • Mohan Raj Muthusamy

    Mohan Raj Muthusamy

    Mohanraj is a graduate in Master of Science, Bachelor of Education, Master of Philosophy all in computer Science working as a Project Leader in Metrorail IT department in Durban. Mohanraj is a regular contributor of articles of interest that he has comes across.

  • Ganesh Sivaman

    Ganesh is a Grade XI student by the look of things appears to have a great career in area lf science and technology ahead of him. He writes ‘I love to have fun, and explore new places, objects and ideas. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, having a game of chess, playing the piano, and reading books.’

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